car entertainment

AT&T and Audi bring LTE to your drive via the 2015 A5

Audi and AT&T are now considering your car as a device. The two companies have teamed up to offer AT&T’s LTE service in the 2015 Audi A5. The car, which launches in a few weeks, will come with six months of LTE service, with two pricing options available once the initial trial is over.

Google and Apple tug of war to extend to cars

The rivalry between tech giants Google and Apple is starting to leak out beyond the usual smartphone and tablet battlefield. At the Consumer Electronics Show next year, both companies are expected to showcase technologies that integrate with hi-tech automobiles from some of the world's leading car makers.

Hyundai, Kia to put out Android-based smart cars soon

Automobile makers Hyundai and Kia are trying to lay claim to the title of being the world's first automakers to include an Android-based navigation system in its upcoming and future models very soon. Although it sounds quite ambitious and somewhat vague, if all goes according to their plans, we might be seeing such cars by the end of the year.

Android powers new Volvo infotainment system

Neonode and automaker Volvo have announced that they have teamed up for a next-generation high-performance in-vehicle infotainment system. The infotainment system is called the Sensus Connected Touch. Perhaps the most interesting part of the infotainment system is that it uses a seven-inch touch panel that runs the Android operating system.

Hyundai NFC concept car replaces our keys with smartphones

This week the ever so popular car manufacturer Hyundai is showing off a brand new type of NFC capability. Something surely we've all thought about before. Wouldn't it be nice to unlock and start our cars all with our smartphone? Leave those bulky keys and keyless entry add-ons at home. This new smart car uses NFC tags to do just that.

Nexus 7 becomes in-dash entertainment system [Video]

What you are about to see is quite possibly the most amazing in-dash entertainment system I've ever seen. Double din stereos for cars or trucks are nice, but none have the amazing finishing touches of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The popular online electronics reseller Sonic Electronix has just posted an epic video of one of their installers making a custom Nexus 7 stereo system. What's even better is the tablet can leave the vehicle too.

CA-Fi 621000 Universal in-car Android infotainment system unveiled

Over the last few years, there have been several in-car infotainment systems that have hit the market running the Android operating system. CA-Fi offered a system in the fall of 2011 called the Ca-Fi 620800 Universal. The system had a few caveats, namely it used a resistive touchscreen that required hard presses or stylus to operate.
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